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I have a problem with my 02 taurus sel where it will randomly think that my door is open when it isnt, and the lights will not turn off when i am mot in the car. It has killed my battery before, and will happen once in a while. Sometimes when i see it i will disconnect the battery, but thats not a good solution. It also does not turn the lights on in the interior when i open the door, its my passenger side door. I dont care about the car recognizing it, i just dont want it to drain my battery. How can i disable the sensor??
 

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I have a problem with my 02 taurus sel where it will randomly think that my door is open when it isnt, and the lights will not turn off when i am mot in the car. It has killed my battery before, and will happen once in a while. Sometimes when i see it i will disconnect the battery, but thats not a good solution. It also does not turn the lights on in the interior when i open the door, its my passenger side door. I dont care about the car recognizing it, i just dont want it to drain my battery. How can i disable the sensor??
Potentially the simplest solution: Do you have a switch on the light to put it in the permanently off position?
 

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I have a problem with my 02 taurus sel where it will randomly think that my door is open when it isnt, and the lights will not turn off when i am mot in the car. It has killed my battery before, and will happen once in a while. Sometimes when i see it i will disconnect the battery, but thats not a good solution. It also does not turn the lights on in the interior when i open the door, its my passenger side door. I dont care about the car recognizing it, i just dont want it to drain my battery. How can i disable the sensor??
You need a wiring diag. Pic you can open up the accordion from the door to the body and cut the wire that does that.
However your car should have a "battery saver" and it should cut off the lights after ~20 minutes.
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However your car should have a "battery saver" and it should cut off the lights after ~20 minutes.
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If the problem is intermittent, it may restart the 20 minute cycle several times.

Since that light can be turned on manually and accidentally left on, I changed it to an LED a long time ago.
 

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Why did you start another identical thread for the same problem on the same forum? Disable door jam sensor from recognizing the door

I advise against WD40 since its purpose is to deposit paraffin; not to lubricate or dissolve anything. Flowable grease IS a solvent carrying a lubricant, so it's a much-better choice. It might break up dried or contaminated grease, and leave behind fresh grease. But removing & washing the latch would be my first choice, since it removes more contamination. These are from my trucks:

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May try spraying the door end latch(es) profusely with wd-40.
Already tried that, so did the mechanic
Why did you start another identical thread for the same problem on the same forum? Disable door jam sensor from recognizing the door

I advise against WD40 since its purpose is to deposit paraffin; not to lubricate or dissolve anything. Flowable grease IS a solvent carrying a lubricant, so it's a much-better choice. It might break up dried or contaminated grease, and leave behind fresh grease. But removing & washing the latch would be my first choice, since it removes more contamination. These are from my trucks:

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Didnt mean to start two threads, ill check now…
How did you clean it?
 
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